DSB at White Tie & Tiara Ball

Dame Shirley attended Sir Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball.  She is seen arriving in the photo below.  This is an annual event which Dame Shirley usually attends.  This was the 12th year the event has been held.  It benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation which is a very worthy cause.

Extract of ‘Sir Billi’ Title Song!

To listen to a extract of the title song to the forthcoming film ‘Sir Billi’ click on the link below.  Once on the site click on ‘Music’ and then on Dame Shirley Bassey.  At the bottom of the write up click ‘listen’ and you will hear the extract.  I hope you really enjoy it.


I forgot to say when you go on the site click off the official music.

Thank you Peter for alerting me to this!

**Stills of Shirley with Englebert Humperdinck have been added to the posting ‘DVD Details’.

DVD Details.

Shirley Bassey : On TV DVD

Once again as I decide to take a week’s break away from home there is news to post.  This year I came away prepared and brought my laptop with me!

Details have arrived regarding the DVD which will be released on 12th July.  I think many fans will be pleased with the material that is included.  Details are as follows:-

Please find tracklisting for On TV
The Royal Variety Performance (1971)

1. Till Love Touches Your Life
2. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
3. Yesterday, When I Was Young
4. Love, Look At The Two Of Us
5. Something
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (1971)

1. The Joker
2. The Sea And Sand
3. Medley With Engelbert

The Dickie Henderson Show (1971)

1. Flattery Will Get You Everywhere
2. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
3. Big Spender
4. There’s No Business Like Show Business

Whittaker’s World (1971)

1. What About Today
2. (Where Do I Begin) Love Story

Sez Les (1972)

1. Till Love Touches Your Life
2. Diamonds Are Forever

The Rolf Harris Show (1972)

1. Till Love Touches Your Life
2. I’ve Never Been A Woman Before
3. Did You (With Rolf Harris)

Tarby & Friends (1984)

1. I Am What I Am
2. Send In The Clowns

Tarby & Friends (1986)

1. When You’re Smiling
2. What I Did For Love

Live From The Piccadilly (1986)

2. My Way

British Academy Awards (1987)

1. Goldfinger / Diamonds Are Forever (Mix)

Live From The Palladium (1987)

1. A View To A Kill
2. Goldfinger
3. Diamonds Are Forever

The Royal Variety Performance (1987)

1. There’s No Place Like London
2. I Could Have Danced All Night
3. Hey Jude

After Ten With Tarbuck (1988)

1. New York, New York
2. The Rhythm Divine
3. As Long As He Needs Me

Live From The Palladium (1988)

1. Almost Like Being In Love
2. Kiss Me Honey, Honey Kiss Me
3. The Greatest Love Of All

The Royal Variety Performance (2005)

1. Goldfinger
2. The Living Tree
3. Music Was My First Love

It looks terrific to me and I’m looking forward to this release.  The good news is that further releases are also being planned according to what I’ve heard.  I certainly hope so.  All these shows were screened on the ITV network here in the UK.  I only wish the BBC would get their act together and release some of their fabulous material for fans.  I hope this release does sell well as it just might encourage them!

This DVD is available to pre-order and as I’ve already stated it is released July 12th.

Stills with Englebert Humperdinck:

Special thanks to Carl Skinner for the photos.

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #104

Today, following on from last week’s Astrid’s Simply Bassey I shall complete the special request from Steven. The second of the two songs that mean the most to him, Almost There from the Electric Proms Show.

He said of this song: “Almost There – Says it all really – First heard this at the Electric Proms and I had a lump in my throat – It was the whole relationship story, about getting over the hurt and heartache and being able to open up, move on and get on with life, I think from that night on I realised that life does go on – going higher, and I’ll rise so much higher, and I’ll hold my head higher. Almost there.

Thank you for your requests Steven, and for allowing me to share your wonderful stories.

Next week there will be no Astrid’s Simply Bassey as I am away on holiday. In the meantime, please don’t forget to send me your requests!

Almost There (2009 Live)